• August 14, 2020

I Was Nervous When Sundowns Visited Uganda – Onyango

 I Was Nervous When Sundowns Visited Uganda – Onyango

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango has admitted that he was nervous when his club Mamelodi Sundowns visited his home country.

Sundowns made a trip to Uganda in 2017 to face KCCA FC in the return leg of the CAF Champions League qualifiers.

“I was a little bit nervous because obviously its different cultures in South Africa and Uganda, and also the way the country is built,” Onyango says, in a voice over the video.

In a video posted by the Sundowns, Onyango adds:

“The guys were very impressed, I can’t do much to change my country. As long as they are happy with the accommodation, food and transportation, everything becomes smooth.

“I was ready to help them where it was necessary but the club did everything that made us comfortable and get the best place for the players.”

Journalists interviewing Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane at Entebbe.

Sundowns arrived in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport with a 45-man delegation including 20 players aboard South African Airways on March 15, 2017 at 2:30pm.

The team was later wheeled away in a coastal to Serena Hotel in Kampala.

Holding a a slim advantage after winning 2-1 at Lucas Moripe in the first round, Sundowns had to finish business without an injured Onyango.

A late Anthony Laffor strike after Geoffrey Sserunkuma had given KCCA a lead at Philip Omondi Stadium, meant that Sundowns advance to the lucrative group stages of the CAF Champions League.

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